Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally remains at 1,069, with 999 having recovered and 35 deaths as of Sunday morning. The country has not documented any community transmission for 25 days.
-- A 42-year-old man was wounded, while his two children, aged ten and three, were killed after his motorcycle collided with a truck in the northern city of Hai Phong on Saturday afternoon.
-- A total of 33 people, including 20 men and 13 women, tested positive for narcotics after police raided a karaoke shop in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City at 1:00 am on Saturday.
-- The People’s Court in the central city of Da Nang on Saturday sentenced a 25-year-old man to death for murdering his father-in-law following an argument in June.
-- Three children, aged seven, eight, and ten, drowned after accidentally falling into a reservoir used to supply water for a coffee plantation in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Saturday afternoon.
-- Officers in Da Nang confirmed on Saturday they had arrested a 52-year-old Viet Kieu woman for allegedly committing land fraud and appropriating approximately VND23 billion (US$990,800).
-- Construction started on two wind power projects worth a combined $86.1 million in Vinh Chau Town in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on Saturday.
-- An inauguration ceremony was held for the first phase of Long An International Port, which covers 147 hectares and costs $430 million in Tan Lap Commune, Can Giuoc District, located in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on Saturday.
-- Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem lost to his American opponent So Wesley in the semifinals of the 2020 Banter Series chess tournament, which was organized virtually early on Sunday morning.